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    creativity and be kind to one another. 2. a. Katrina Elizabeth Dicamillo was born March 25,1964, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a child, she suffered severely from chronic pneumonia, so her and her family moved to Clermont, Florida, but her dad didn't follow. She loved playing dress up with her dog and running around. Kate was, and still is, very loud, and short. But, she learned early on in her life how to entertain herself by reading. Being able to write her own books was one of her biggest dreams. So many things and authors inspired her to become a writer. Kate loved dreaming and was focussed on succeeding. She believes her illness and bad childhood gave her the interest in writing, and has shaped her into the writer she is today. b. Kate attended University of Florida, majoring in English. She then decided she wanted to be a full time author as her career. After college, Kate moved to Minneapolis. While, trying to become a publisher author, Kate worked very odd jobs. She started off writing young adult, and adult books, but received many rejection letters for those books. While working at a local bookstore, Kate found a love for children’s books, and started writing them. That is when Kate wrote Because of Winn Dixie, and became a full time author. In 2007, she published her first picture book. She considers herself a “storyteller.” Kate has written 13 books/novels so far, and we can’t wait for more! c. Kate has many major accomplishments. She has won two Dorothy…

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    When reading children's literature it is very important to put yourself into the shoes of a child. What are they imagining when they read a description of the setting, how are they creating a representation of the characters, how do these images impact their experience while reading? Many of these important aspects are taken oven by the director when a book is transferred into a movie. The Newbery Medal winner book, The Tale of Despereaux, was originally written in 2003 by Kate DiCamillo and was…

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    room in her affections for her mother’s fiancé, Ben, or his princess-like daughter, Ginger. [5] Determined to stop the wedding, Piper Lee schemes up “Operation Finding Tina”—a sure plan to locate Ben’s ex-wife and get the two of them back together. But just as Piper succeeds with step one of her plan, a riot breaks out at the prison where Ben works, and suddenly nothing seems sure. [6] Since middle-graders care deeply about things and people and love to daydream about their future, I think…

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    Analyze how the protagonist of the two assigned Chopin stories are similar. What are important differences between them. How do these differences affect the behavior of the protagonist. In the stories "The Story of an Hour" and "Desiree 's Baby" the two protagonist are trapped in a world where there is inequality between men and women. During that time men had more authority than women did which is why we see this female struggles. Both protagonist were anxious and struggled for the approval of…

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    Prompt: one aspect of narrative technique(pt. Of view, description or telling or scenic) in an appropriate passage and discuss how it functions in the context of the rest of the tale. (4-5 pages) Main Idea: Charlies internal conflict A central intelligence perspective allows the reader to view Charlie’s experiences and derive meaning from them. This knowledge highlights Charlie’s fatal flaw in not being able to extract meaning from his experiences. Without being able to comprehend the…

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    Sullied Flesh is an iconic soliloquy that appears in Act I Scene II of the famous Shakespeare play, Hamlet. Before this point, in a ghost has appeared in the garden and the ghost tends to look like elder Hamlet, Hamlet’s father who had recently been murdered. Then, in scene II, the reader learns that Claudius, elder Hamlet’s brother has married elder Hamlet’s widowed wife. This causes Hamlet to lash out in rage and go into this soliloquy about what he is feeling. Hamlet, a 17 year old boy, is…

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    Introduction The Story of an Hour is written by Kate Chopin in 1894, the story focuses on the emotional changes in Mrs. Mallard learned that her husband died unexpectedly : she first is in anguish, and then gradually becomes ecstasy.This story is generally regarded as ‘a masterpiece of feminist literature to express the awakening of women’s self-consciousness’(Li ChongyueWang Lihua ,2013, 3(2)). In the patriarchal society, Mallard Mrs. is a typical female representative, she is characterized…

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    Hamlet is a revenge tragedy play written by Williams Shakespeare. The play is all about revenge; many characters are seeking revenge of other characters with different reason and motives. In every revenge tragedy, there should be a ghost that asks for revenge. The three major themes that most of the characters are involved in are revenge, madness and spying. The three themes are related to each other, while revenge was the reason behind madness and madness was the reason behind spying. To make…

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    Christiania R. Williams proposes an intriguing argument on the main theme of feminism in “The Awakening”. “Reading Beyond Modern Feminism: Kate Chopin’s The Awakening” was a critique given by Williams debating if the novel was more about promoting individualism rather than the idea of feminism. In the novel, Edna Pontellier portrays an average American wife during a Creole New Orleans society. The story starts off with the main character feeling like a caged bird to her lover Leonce Pontellier…

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    Finding Liberation “The Story Of An Hour’ written by Kate Chopin, puts a spotlight on the repressed state of women in the nineteen hundreds. The readers are introduced to Mrs. Mallard Chopin’s main character, a woman who’s found liberation in her husband’s death. Recently widowed Mrs. Mallard goes through what seems like a grief that never ends. After the grief settled, she found herself to be a liberated woman. She had felt this liberation so intensely, that she later was diagnosed with “the…

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